Saturday, June 27, 2009

Echinops ritro and Hosta undulata

This is a part of the upper large perennial bed. Here, as in all the garden, I try to set up the gardens with harmonic compositions of plants with contrasting forms.

This is for example a smaller composition: Hosta undulata 'Mediovariegata' - Echinops ritro - Berberis 'Atropurpurea Nana' - Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' - Phlox paniculata 'Düsterlohe' - Lilium 'Latvia'.

One source of the contrast is the different form of the plant – some are uprising and some rather shrubby –, and the other is the soft or hard character of their leaves. Purple color is common in all, this is the basis of their harmony. And the different shades of purple add an exciting, playful element to the overall impression.

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